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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Invisible Prey by John Sandford

A book that blended the excitement of a thriller with some very dry, witty humor that I absolutely loved.  This book involved blending of two separate cases that Davenport was working on, and how an off-hand comment from his wife gives him the link the between the two.  An interesting way to approach a murder-mystery.   

While it was refreshing that these murders that revolved around objects - as in antiques and quilts - rather than just random, pointless, killings, it was disappointing that our antagonists still fell into the rut of, "If we kill more people, they won't figure out it was us" mindset.  I'm beginning to wonder if it's even possible to write a murder-mystery and not have more than one murder - because ultimately, it's the subsequent murders that make the connection back. And it's our interest in watching the protagonist run around putting himself in mortal danger to prevent further murders that keeps our attention.

My only complaint with this installment was the conclusion.  Without elaborating, it felt a bit like a cop-out or almost Disney-like, which probably doesn't make sense without saying more. 

Still, ending aside, probably one of my favorite Davenport books. 

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